Red lines, timelines, deadlines,
sanctions, sabotage, subversion, cyber attacks, assassinations, saber
rattling, falsified IAEA hype, ad nauseam warmongering, Netanyahu/Barak
bluster, spurious accusations, manipulated to fail P5+1 talks, and inflammatory
headlines up the stakes for war.
When America and Israel plan them, they're coming. Pretexts are easy
to invent. False flags precipitate them. Expect Washington to use them
against Syria and Iran. War weary Americans are manipulated for more
of what they want ended.
Israelis get the same hype. The region heads for rubicon trouble too
risky to cross. Most Israelis and Americans oppose it, yet stay sidelined
No matter how contained or widespread, war is hell. Nuclear war is unthinkable.
On September 7, Progressive Radio News Hour listeners heard Francis
Boyle explain the potential deadly consequences. Discussion focused
He said a British think tank estimated a minimum 2.8 million Iranian
deaths. Radiation poisoning could kill double that number. All Israelis
will be threatened. Many will die.
The entire country and large parts of regional ones may be irradiated.
US Gulf forces, ships, and facilities will sustain heavy losses.
In January 2012, Boyle spoke publicly about The Criminality of Nuclear
Deterrence Today. He discussed his book by that title. Nuclear terrorism
is unconscionable. America alone used these weapons. It's poised to
do so again.
After multiple acts of aggression since 9/11 alone, "(t)oday the world
is at a precipice of another world war," said Boyle. Attacking Iran
could precipitate it.
Tactical nuclear weapons are fully integrated into US military theaters.
Field commanders have full discretion to use them. They're one of many
WMDs in their arsenal.
War on Iran was planned years ago. GW Bush once publicly threatened
World War III. Boyle said no leader was so irrational since Hitler,
Mussolini and Tojo.
Bush warned Russia, not Iran. He told Moscow not to challenge America's
agenda. US leaders then and now are over the top. They'll risk WW III
by attacking Iran.
At issue is regional and global dominance. It's about replacing independent
governments with subservient ones. It risks blowing up the world to
control it. What better definition of insanity than that.
"We stand on a nuclear precipice," said Boyle. Its origin "was conceived
in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Nuclear weapons "have
always been criminal!"
Using them against Japan constituted crimes of war and against humanity.
Wanton destruction of cities and towns is lawless. No justification
warrants it. Saying so compounds the crime.
In his Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence book, Boyle devotes an entire
chapter to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He discusses all legal violations
committed. They're codified in international law. America helped write
They're more than wore in documents. They're inviolable codes too sacred
to breach. Doing so constitutes the supreme crime against peace. Nuremberg
principles say so.
Risking WW III amounts to cocking a loaded gun at all humanity and squeezing.
America threatens innocent people globally with mass extermination.
Today Syria and Iran. Tomorrow nations anywhere on every continent.
Russia and China comprise the final frontier. Risking armageddon is
Bush threatened preventive nuclear war. Obama maintains his policy.
In a second term, he'll likely implement it. So will Romney. US administrations
don't change their spots. They twist law and logic to justify the unjustifiable.
They'll risk millions of lives and perhaps humanity.
America faces no threat. Neither does Israel. Saying so is categorically
untrue. Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter prohibits threats and
use of force except in self-defense if attacked.
Article 51 and Nuremberg set inviolable standards. Breaching them constitutes
the supreme unforgivable crime. Boyle calls ill-defined "nuclear deterrence"
At issue is "planning, preparation, solicitation, and conspiracy to
commit Nuremberg crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, war
crimes, and genocide."
Lawyers call them "inchoate crimes." They constitute more than the offenses
themselves. They involve preparatory crimes ahead of "substantive offenses."
Nuremberg criminalized them. Red lines never again to be crossed were
established. Approaching them alone constitutes criminality. Nuclear
war may end all wars if humanity doesn't survive to wage them.
America and Israel comprise the greatest threats. Leadership in both
countries reflect irresponsible, unconscionable governance. What greater
priority than stopping them before it's too late. It's no idle threat.
Their madness endangers everyone.
Boyle is frank and clear saying:
"Humankind must abolish nuclear weapons before (they) abolish humankind!"
Who gives rogue criminals the right to threaten everyone? What right
have they to jeopardize humanity? What goals are more important than
life, security, peace and stability?
A basic international law rule says "(r)ight cannot arise out of injustice!
Ex iniuria jus non oritur!"
A Washington-led international conspiracy threatens it and much more.
NATO is a dagger pointed at humanity's heart. It's a global brigand,
a killing machine, a menace surpassing all others. Israel is a regional
Everyone has the right to live free in peace. No one has just cause
to jeopardize it. Civil resistance is vital. Slaying these beasts is
essential to sustain life.
They're criminals. "We are the sheriffs!" It's our responsibility to
stop them. The choice is simple. Live free or perish in a radioactive
wasteland. It could happen any time, says Boyle. Sustained preventive
action is the only way to stop it. Reasoning with rogues doesn't work.
In their face activism is called for.
On September 6, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said attacking
Iran risks a regional "apocalypse." He added that "peace, prosperity
and stability" initiatives must prevent it.
He stopped short of explaining his role in America's proxy war on Syria.
If full-blown, Turkey will be directly threatened. Instead of risking
it, he should categorically oppose it.
War on Syria and/or Iran potentially affects the entire region and beyond.
Rational leaders should join with others against it. Erdogan wants it
both ways. It doesn't wash.
Internal elements opposes him. He's hell bent on allying with Washington.
Targeting Assad risks internal blowback. He's putting his own career
on the line. He exposed his unconscionable irresponsibility.
Canada's Stephen Harper matches him blow for blow. He heads its rightwing
government. Canada is one of 28 NATO countries. Harper
partners in America's wars.
On September 7, Foreign Minister John Baird said Canada closed its Tehran
embassy. It expelled Iranian diplomats in Ottawa. They have five days
to leave. He claimed a nonexistent Iranian threat. He took a page from
AIPAC's playbook. He bogusly called Tehran the gravest threat to global
He accused Iran of "providing increasing military assistance to the
Assad regime." He ignored Washington's war Syria. He said nothing about
He didn't explain how America, NATO partners, and regional allies recruit,
arm, fund, train, and direct ravaging death squads. He was silent on
what matters most.
He included a litany of lies about Iran. He unconscionably pointed fingers
the wrong way. Canada is a committed imperial partner. It supports the
worst of Israel's crimes. Ottawa's on the same fascist slippery slope
as America. Sleeping with the devil rubs off.
Sooner or later expect war. Boyle told Progressive Radio News Hour listeners
to expect it any time. He warned of its potential catastrophic consequences.
If launched, blame game finger pointing won't help. It'll be too late
to matter. Top priority is preventing what's too dangerous to risk.
The time to do it is now.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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